In Foundation & KS1 we follow the letters and sounds programme to deliver Phonics.
This document is supplemented by a range of materials to ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved.
As part of our topic launch, all of Spring Phase boarded a plane to travel to The Arctic. First, children needed to make sure they had the appropriate clothing and valid passport and boarding ticket. They were checked at passport control prior to boarding flight 1376. After an exciting plane journey including in-flight entertainment, the children had arrived!
While at The Arctic, the children took part in a variety of enjoyable activities including: snowy dancing and playing musical instruments to perform to others, a fishing word game, hunting for polar bear clues to solve the puzzle, making ice decorations while learning about the science behind freezing, winter poetry and warming up with hot chocolate and stories.
The children had a wonderful day at The Arctic and covered all areas of learning whilst there!
Outdoor materials hunt.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Investigating a crime scene and evidence & retelling of the story in PE.
Hedgehogs - Firework dances
Hedgehogs - Potions
Picnic photos from the Old Bear topic launch.
Hedgehogs and Robins
Senses experiment in science.
Year 1 Trip to Flamborough and Living Seas Centre 19th March, 2018
Hedgehogs - Science week - 60 second challenge 14th March, 2018
This week is ‘British Science Week’. The Hedgehogs class have been learning about Charles Macintosh and his invention of waterproof material. They have carried out some research about Macintosh and written a fact file for him. 14.03.18 Today the children have had a session of 60 second science challenges in the hall. They first had to imagine how long 60 seconds was, walk around the hall and then sit down when they thought they had been walking for 60 seconds. Then the children were able to walk again to the timer to see how long a minute actually lasts. The next challenge was ‘can you stand on one leg for 60 seconds?’ It was interesting to see which children had the balancing skills and ability to focus and not get distracted. The final challenge was a group activity to build a marble run using the materials provided in 60 seconds. They had to think about what would be the best materials to use for a marble run and how it was going to be set up to try and get the longest rolling marble. Each group’s marble was timed rolling down their run and then recorded by a child on a whiteboard. The winning group’s marble rolled for 30.14 seconds. We then had a discussion about what factors affected the other two group’s marble runs and how they could have been improved. These included thinking about the space the marble had to roll after coming down the run and the height of which the marble run started. The children really enjoyed the Science fun!
Hedgehogs - making Rain Gauges - 22nd February, 2018
On Thursday afternoon in Science the children began to learn about how and why Meteorologists measure the weather. This afternoon the children made their own Rain Gauge in a group and then went in the outdoor area to position it ready. They are going to measure the rainfall every day at the same time for a week and record their results. All the children made a prediction on the total rainfall for the week. Hedgehog’s class are very excited to see how much it rains. On the other hand, Miss Calvert was hoping for more sunshine!
Science Growth Enquiry - Hedgehogs, 8th February, 2018
This afternoon in Science, Hedgehogs have carried out their first ever enquiry. Last week the children planned their growth enquiry to investigate the question: ‘Do children get faster as they grow older?’ This week they were able to make a prediction, carry out the enquiry using the equipment they needed and used children from Years 2, 3 & 4 to complete the activities. At the end of the lesson the children had time to reflect and discuss what they had learned and what their results showed. Miss Calvert was really impressed with the children’s attitude, behaviour and effort during their enquiry this afternoon. Well done Hedgehogs!
Hedgehogs making bird feeders - Thursday/Friday 8th/9th February
Some of the Year 1 children have read a book called ‘How to Make a Bird Feeder’ this week in reading sessions. This inspired this week’s activity in the messy area. The children have made their own bird feeders.
Hedgehogs Multiplication and Division
Just look at the wonderful ways that Miss Calvert's Hedgehogs are using different items to consolidate their knowledge of multiplication. They had the 'times' of their lives!
Y1/2 photographs. Just look at the beautiful role play area that the children have access to as they embark on their Katie Morag topic. The Isle of Struay comes to Nafferton!
Key Stage 1 Medieval Day
Hedgehogs' Medieval Dance
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Rabbits English has recently included character development for Cinderella.
Rabbits: Traditional Tales P.E.
Hedgehogs re-tell the story of The Three Little Pigs outdoors.
Thursday 12th October 2017 The children worked in groups to act out the story, thinking about the different characters and using the familiar language in the traditional tale. The children used their imagination to turn the willow tunnel, trees and areas of the outdoors into the three little pig’s houses. The children all had the opportunity to perform to each other. They were also able to watch their own performance back inside the classroom on the interactive whiteboard.
Hedgehogs - Science: Everyday Materials
Jack & the Beanstalk PE
Year1/2 Rabbits: RE - Rangoli Patterns
Year 1 Hedgehogs PE – Jack and the Beanstalk
Year 1 have spent PE lessons with Mrs Kitchen. They have been exploring the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, developing their ideas and turning it into a dance. They have looked at key movements in the story such as climbing the beanstalk, striding and skipping. The children have thoroughly enjoyed this topic.
Where our wellies take us... Burton Agnes Hall
Year 1 had a wonderful (and wet) trip to Burton Agnes Hall where they learnt about the history of the Hall and explored the trees and plants in the garden.
Year 1 investigates